The area is home to professional football, baseball, soccer, and hosts two major league baseball teams for spring training. Other spectator sports include sail and powerboat racing, equestrian shows, and greyhound racing.
Venture the Dark Continent at Busch Gardens. At this African adventure you will see one of the largest collections of free-roaming animals in the world. Within the great Aviary there are over 224 species of birds, including one of the largest collections of American flamingos. For you thrill seekers, take a ride on Congo River Rapids or the Tanganyika Tidal Wave. Orlando's Disney, Universal, Sea World and other attractions are only a short 90 minutes away. Two IMAX theatres (One, a unique 360 degree dome at the Museum of Science & Industry) offer the ultimate movie lover's experience.
Roam through Ybor Square. This Latin quarter was built in 1886 as the Ybor Cigar Factory where you can still get a hand rolled cigar; antiques, imports, art galleries and gift shops are located throughout the square and in downtown central St Petersburg. Many fine arts museums and galleries are all within a day's outing.
Check out the living world at the Florida State Aquarium, and Lowry Park Zoo close by.
You may wish to satisfy your palate at one of the hundreds of restaurants providing the authentic cuisines of every nation. The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is the largest performing arts center in Southeastern United States. The three-theater complex, located on the banks of the Hillsborough River, provides an entire repertoire of theatrical performances including concerts, ballet and operas. Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater is a venue for some of the top rated national tours, as well as performances by the Florida Symphony Orchestra.
Pinellas County's Sun Coast spans 28 miles of beautiful white, sandy beaches, from Dunedin to St. Petersburg Beach. Numerous uninhabited islands lay off of these coast lines providing a perfect retreat for sunbathers, shell collectors and nature lovers.
Combine all this with the full program of offerings produced by our own social committee and recreational center, and you'll never have a dull moment.
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